Welcome to Class 3 with Mr Sussex and Mrs Bennett
Here are our new members of Class 3!
curriculum newsletter Summer Term
We had a fantastic day in Torrington on Wednesday. A huge thank you to Bill O’Donnell and all the Museum team who helped put together a really interesting and fun day! Here are the photos from the morning walk around the museum, lots of amazing stuff in there!
We went on a walking tour of Torrington to see exactly where some of the battles would have actually taken place. The black horse was where Lord Hopton would have had his headquarters. A trip towards GTS showed us exactly where the barricades would have been placed and where the initial fight happened. A trip down Well street showed us exactly where the cavalry would have been sent down. Super interesting and we got very lucky with the weather!
In the afternoon, the children did a re-enactment of the battle, which I’m sure they’ve all told you lots about. Lots of fun but the children were able to share so much knowledge about the Civil War, which Bill was extremely impressed about! A great day out, well done Class 3!
The children have been looking forward to making their Mayan masks for ages. They had to either make a Mayan event mask or a death mask. After looking at their designs, and the scary looking white masks, it seemed fitting to start them on halloween! They’re looking good and will be soon be finished. At some point all the class will be going outside to play a Mayan ball game, wearing their masks in a ceremony before the matches begin 😀
A really enjoyable afternoon at Torrington Golf Club. They did putting on the green, bunker shots, big drives and chipping. Huge smiles on everyones face at the end. Well done everyone.
Welcome to Class 3everyone!
We had a great first day back. We got stuck straight in and did some Maths and PE this morning and the children have started writting about their summer holidays too. This afternoon we've carried on with our "All about me "portraits.
It has been lovely seeing Class 3 finally being able to enjoy buddies again. They have loved spending time with the younger children and helping them read, play and complete activities each Friday.
We had an Art week in the Autumn Term. The children were challenged to create their very own wire sculptures showing a human movement. They were inspired by the work of Alberto Giacometti, looking closely at the variety of sculptures he made. The children did a fantastic job as you can see!
The children made these lovely pieces of Art on Remembrance Day after spending time discussing different wars and the importance they had on life today.
Tudors was one of the children’s favourite topics this year so far, they loved learning about the battles and wars, how people were punished an in particular all about the Tudor Royal family. Here are some photos of a self-directed research task the children undertook in groups to find out what life was like in the Tudor times.
We were lucky enough to borrow a set of Micro:bits from our local Secondary School GTS. The children were able to program these to turn them into step counters, so that they could play rock, paper, scissors, make emojis and even managed to turn them into Magic Eight Balls. Lots of fun was had!